“The trouble is, you think you have time.” Buddha
Sometimes there is such a feeling that there is never enough time during the day. And the bad news is that you can’t produce time with technology. Moreover, when this becomes a daily occurrence, you have to take action. We have that 24 hours per day, and to increase our productivity we need to follow some time management tips.
Each of us has some approximately 16 hours to learn more, change the world and be a better version of us. So, follow the tips below to maximize productivity, whether at home, work or college.
1․ Start planning
To save a lot of time, start with planning your next day and make a daily to-do list.
Creating a to-do list is a part of a successful time management.
The more you follow your plan, the greater is the need for a commitment to its completion. Within that commitment lies the need to create smaller plans. So, it’s a great productivity tool, that helps you to stay organized and focused.
Don’t forget to keep your to-do list realistic and simple. Writing down numerous items on your list will only make you feel disoriented and overwhelmed.
2․ Stop Multitasking
According to NPR reports, humans can’t physically multitask.
Multitasking is a huge myth and it reduces productivity by as much as 40%.
This is because switching between multiple tasks limits your focus, hampers working memory and increase stress and mental fatigue.
But we’re not very efficient at it. If you try to do several things at once, you probably won’t end those tasks to a high standard. Plus, it may take you more time than if you simply focused on one task at a time, meaning you only hinder your productivity by multitasking.
3․ Get enough zzz’s
Getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night is highly important for your physical and mental well-being.
Being well-rested improves your mood, boosts creativity, reduces stress and improves memory. Shortly said, it sets you up for a more productivity day.
So, a proper time management will ensure you get enough sleep. One more way to accomplish this is to join a gym or to go for a run or early morning walk because many highly efficient people set a routine that includes exercise and nutrition as first steps of the day.
4․ Clear Your Mind
Sometimes we really need to take the time to just stop and think of self-care, stop the action both mentally and physically and switch focus works as well for our bodies and minds and it does for our computers.
Get up, walk around and focus on something completely different for a time allowing your mind to reset.
But it’s personal, for instance for some people clearing their mind means taking a walk, for others, it’s meditating, exercising or taking a power nap. Whatever you choose to do, do it with the same commitment that you apply to a project.
Try to take into account the tips mentioned above, start implementing these effective productivity-oriented strategies today and see your life transform.
Ready to become more productive?